The Streets and the Stars: An Anthology of Writing in Wales
Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many others. The Streets And The Stars is designed as a resource book for the 14-16 age group studying GCSE English Language and Literature. It fulfills the National Curriculum aims for ’the introduction of students to literature that reflects their own cultural and social landscape(s).’ The book is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a different genre, including poetry, short stories, autobiography, and reporting. Around the selections, the editors have provided a flexible framework of suggestions for discussion and assignments. The appendix contains notes, highlighting specific teaching aims.